Insights

Read our latest insights where we discuss the legal changes and decisions affecting our clients, keeping you informed and helping you to make better legal and business choices.

  • 22 Feb2017

    Meridian Lawyers successful in long-running professional negligence case

    Written by: Catherine Osborne, Consultant Meridian Lawyers has successfully defended a long-running professional negligence case against a solicitor. Case note: Borgese [2017] NSWSC 92: The plaintiff, Domenico Borgese, was born into a family of orchardists near Leeton. He lived with his five sisters and his parents, Carmella...
  • 22 Feb2017

    Breach of confidence: royal affairs

    Written by: Catherine Osborne, Consultant Borgese [2017] NSWSC 92: What I love about my work as a lawyer is that every case is different. With each case I prepare, I invariably find something of interest and I learn from the experience. Last week, I had...
  • 21 Feb2017

    Trends in business sales and purchases: assignment of leases

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Special Counsel & Laura Dhana, Senior Associate During 2016 Meridian Lawyers acted for many clients in the successful sale or purchase of a wide variety of businesses from child care businesses to dental practices, pharmacies and fitness businesses, to wineries. Where a business occupies premises under a...
  • 21 Feb2017

    Choosing the right business structure

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal Whether you are entering into an existing professional health practice or other business, intending to set up a new structure or restructuring an existing practice or other business there are a range of legal structures that may apply in your...
  • 21 Feb2017

    Abolition of stamp duty on purchase of business assets in New South Wales

    Written by: Greg Bawden, Solicitor On 1 July 2016 certain duties were abolished in New South Wales, including stamp duty on the purchase of certain business assets. A business’s purchase price can be, and often is, apportioned between a number of items including goodwill and plant...

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